Around six months ago, the father and son fought. Upset, the son then ran away from home

It was an emotional moment at the Chennai Central Railway station on Monday morning, after a 70-year-old father and son from Pakistan’s border were reunited by the Government Railway Police (GRP). The son had run away from home six months ago.

According to police, Mano Josuva (70), from Rajasthan runs a timber business along the India-Pakistan border. He has three sons.

His second son, Satish Josuva, 37, is married and has two children.

Around six months ago, the father and son fought bitterly. After this, Satish who is mentally ill, became very depressed, and soon, ran away from home.

Upset, his elderly father was determined to find him and bring him back home. Initially, Josuva lodged a complaint with the local police station in Rajasthan, and when that did not bear fruit, went across the country to all major cities and distributed copies of his FIR copies in Bombay, Kolkatta, Pune and Bangalore. When he came to Chennai about five months ago, he had distributed copies of the FIR in 140 places including at the GRP in Central.

“We had begun a drive to rehabilitate mentally ill people wandering about in the railway station. On Sunday, when we spoke to one of them, he said that his name was Satish Josuva and that he hailed from Rajasthan,” said GRP inspector Sekar.

The police informed Mano Josuva, who arrived in the city on Monday morning. “Initially Satish fought with his father, but broke down when he saw his daughter’s photograph. They hugged each other,” said Sekar. Satish will undergo a medical examination for three days and will then return home. “He was found thanks to the intense and untiring efforts of his elderly father,” added Sekar.

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